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Don't Be a Leaf
In Don't Be a Leaf, Jean Shepherd muses on the impact of dirty glasses, shopping for cars with the old man, flyswatters, growing up with the White Sox and the great divide between Southside and Northside baseball fans. Shepherd asks the questions: Are you the rider or the ridden? What is the Master Plan Illusion and what is your Master Plan? So, friends, sit back and enjoy ...more
Audio CD, Abridged, 4 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Radio Again
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If you are expecting this audio of Jean Shepherd’s radio show to be similar to the very popular movie, A Christmas Story, you may be surprised at its content and variety. Jean expounds on various subjects, including his family and growing up in northwest Indiana. We are privy to Jean’s thoughts and opinions on cars and his “old man,” the best flyswatter, and of course, south-side baseball, namely, the White Sox. Complete with Jean’s sound effects, these stories are entertaining and amusing.
As a Shepherd fan I really wanted to love this. But the radio personality monologue didn't really work for me--even though that's the way this material was created to be consumed. Maybe it's just outdated. Clearly Garrison Keillor owes much to Shepherd, but I prefer listening to him. I'll stick to reading Shepherd.
Was an American raconteur, radio and TV personality, writer and actor who was often referred to by the nickname Shep. With a career that spanned decades, Shepherd is best known to modern audiences for the film A Christmas Story (1983), which he narrated and co-scripted, based on his own semi-autobiographical stories.More about Jean Shepherd...